Naughten encourages older people to apply for Fuel Allowance

In Energy, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is encouraging older people to apply for the Fuel Allowance, as the new fuel allowance season gets underway in advance of the winter. “The Fuel Allowance scheme is designed to assist pensioners and other very low income households to meet the cost of their heating needs during the winter season,” explained Minister Naughten. “I would encourage …

Minister welcomes social housing units for Roscommon

In Families, Local Issues, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement of 53 social housing units which are to be delivered in Roscommon Town through a new Public Private Partnership programme. The units will be developed at The Walk in Roscommon Town in conjunction with the local authority. “There is an ongoing shortage of social housing in Roscommon and these units will help to …

Farm anomalies in Nursing Home support must be addressed – Naughten

In Agriculture, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

The unfair discrimination against farm families and small businesses in the ‘Fair Deal’ Nursing Home Support Scheme must be addressed before it undermines the viability of such businesses, forcing people to sell the farm or close the business, states Denis Naughten. “There is unfair discrimination against family farmers and small businesses under the current scheme which allows for a three-year …

Discount scheme could replace cut phone & electricity allowances – Naughten

In Older People by Denis Naughten

Independent election candidate Denis Naughten has confirmed that he is working with a not for profit organisation to provide discounts on phone and electricity accounts that would replace the allowances removed under the Household Benefits Scheme. “In recent years we have seen the phone allowance removed completely and the number of free electricity units reduced. The scheme I am currently …

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Naughten uses election literature to save lives and reduce crime

In Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Roscommon Galway candidate sends safety card to homes to improve security and ambulance response One candidate in the upcoming general election has decided to put his money where his mouth is and instead of promoting himself has decided to provide each home in his constituency with a card that will help to save lives and reduce crime, particularly against older people. …

Broderick & Naughten welcome progress on Ballygar Cemetery

In Older People by Denis Naughten

Progress on the extension to the cemetery in Ballygar has been welcomed this week by Cllr. Tim Broderick and Denis Naughten TD, who have been working together to advance the issue for over a year. Concern had been raised over the lack of space available in the cemetery with just one plot remaining. While approval has been granted for an …

Save the Sacred Heart Hospital

In Mid-Roscommon, Older People by Denis Naughten

Sign the petition:

“Minister Leo Varadkar: Fund the upgrade of the Sacred Heart Hospital, Roscommon”

We need to use people power to make sure that the Sacred Heart Hospital gets the investment that it now urgently requires.